Monday, 25 January 2016

Manga Review: Faster Than a Kiss by Meca Takana




Title: Faster Than A Kiss
Original Title: KisuYorimo Hayaku
Author: Meca Tanaka
Artist: Meca Tanaka

Year of Release: 2007
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 57

Volumes & Chapters: 

12 Volumes in total


Summary


After losing their parents, Fumino and her brother hop from one relative to another. Getting tired of constantly moving, she finally decides to quit school and work to support her brother on her own. As they sat on a park bench, her teacher appears in front of her and agrees to her demand of marrying and supporting both her and her brother!! Is he serious or just playing around...!?

My Thoughts


Review covers 57 chapters 

I’ve read this story 2 times, and to say the truth the second time it wasn’t holding my interest. I mean, the first time I finished the story in a day or so, but the second time I have been putting it aside every 2 or 3 chapters. I finally made myself sit down and finish it this morning. I finally understood why I was so frustrated with the story. It was a shoujo in every essence of it. Okay, maybe not in every as the romance between a teacher and a student, but in how the relationship progressed it was way too shoujo. The first time I read the story I just wanted to know faster how it ended, but the second time, I just wanted to remember some details, and as some other as kissing issue was coming to it annoyed me a lot.

The story progresses fast in the time lapses. It covers about 3.5 years. That’s quite a lot for 57 chapters. However, the relationship doesn’t progress that fast. It does progress fast in some aspects but in others it is taking snail steps. The emotional growth of the relationship between Kazuma and Fumino is very fast and interesting, however, their physical one is really slow. I am not counting small assaults; I’m taking about a real, normal kiss here. I’m seriously astonished with Kazuma for having such great self-control. He was living with a girl who he loves for three years, and plus they’re married!

I guess for me the story lacked he hotness. I liked the concept a lot. I loved the situations; it just lacked that small physical contract. But that’s for me. Overall, this story is fantastic as a comedy and slice of life and of course shoujo genre representative. The characters are well developed. You see them in different situations and you fall in love with them. No matter what you love the characters and their banter. At the end no matter how frustrated you were you still love the story and imagine what will happen next. I hope you’ll find some time to read this sweet story! You’ll have lots of fun. Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. Don’t miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!

XOXO

Katie

P.S.

I have just found an extra chapter, which was released some years after the final chapter, and trust me your mind will be blown. I had no idea that the author would put such a bold scenes after how mild the whole story was.

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